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South Beauty 881

881 Yan’an Zhonglu (Tongren Lu) Send to Phone
(86) 21 6247-6682
Quality Chinese food in a luxurious old building surrounded by a relaxing garden hiding diners from the city bustle.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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South Beauty 881 Restaurant Review

: South Beauty is a chain restaurant, but this is one of the best branches thanks to its location in a colonial mansion building. If weather permits, sit out in the surrounding garden or try to get a balcony table overlooking it. South Beauty is meant to serve spicy Sichuan food but the menu also includes many pages of Jiangnan dishes from Shanghai and the surrounding provinces. While the cooking is largely traditional, it utilizes quality ingredients and is well presented. As can be expected, there are plenty of expensive abalone, bird’s nest and sea cucumber options but also many less expensive selections more in tune with foreign tastes. Try the ribs or spicy boiled fish. You will find each place setting has two pairs of chopsticks: the white are for getting food from the dishes and the black are for eating. Service is not always very attentive but overall quite good by Shanghai standards.


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